According to distressing court proceedings released Wednesday, a popular Turkish DJ was tortured to death in London by “sadistic thugs” who inflicted 94 injuries on him, including striking him with a bat and stabbing his feet, and locking his fiancée in a bathroom for two days.
According to The Telegraph, Mehmet Koray Alpergin, 43, and his girlfriend, Gozde Dalbudak, 34, were abducted by six men as they went home from an Italian restaurant in Mayfair on Oct. 13, 2022.
The perpetrators were said to have planted a tracking device on Alpergin’s automobile..
According to the site, the couple was separated and transported to an empty wine bar on White Hart Lane, where Dalbudak was held at knifepoint.
According to authorities, his naked body was thrown in the woods outside Essex on Oct. 15 after being punched, kicked, hit with a bat, and scalded with boiling water while his feet were stabbed.
A dog walker discovered it hours later.
Jurors were told that Dalbudak was kept in the bar restroom for two days.
According to The Telegraph, Steffan Gordon, 34, of Northolt; Tejean Kennedy, 33, of Cricklewood Broadway; Samuel Owusu-Opoku, 35, of Wood Green; Junior Kettle, 32, of Archway; Ali Kavak, 26, of Tottenham; and Erdogan Ulcay, 56, of Camden have been charged with murder, kidnapping, false imprisonment, and perverting justice.
“The prosecution alleges that Koray Alpergin was kidnapped and tortured either so that he might be punished for something that he had done or else forced to give up something that he knew – perhaps the whereabouts of either drugs or money — and which his kidnappers also wanted to know,” lawyer Crispin Aylett said.
“It is obvious that before his death Koray Alpergin had been stripped naked and horrifically tortured,” he continued.
“From the number and nature of the injuries sustained, the prosecution suggests that it is not hard to envisage a group of sadistic thugs taking it in turns to inflict injury, whether with punches and kicks, hitting him with a bat, scalding him with boiling water, stabbing his feet.”
He said the attack was linked to “organized crime” and “almost certainly drugs,” according to Aylett.
Jurors were informed that Alpergin, the owner of the Turkish-language radio station Bizim FM in London, was not his normal “happy-go-lucky” self previous to the deadly attack and was concerned.
According to the Telegraph, the prominent DJ was reportedly in debt, including roughly $40,000 for his automobile.
Kennedy, Owusu-Opoku, Kettle, and Kavak all dispute the charges of murder, wrongful imprisonment, and kidnapping.
Gordon acknowledged kidnapping but denied murder and false imprisonment.
Ulcay and Kavak both deny the perversion allegations. According to The Telegraph, Owusu-Opoku admitted to the crime.